One would obviously concede that Formula One motor racing is far more dangerous than rowing, but is it not also true that in rowing there is an almost total absence of good fortune? Other rowers' boats do not crash, break down or run off the track. There is no mechanical advantage of the "best boat''.
There can be no justification for a decision that went to a man [Damon Hill, who won the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year] whose one-off achievements pale into insignificance when placed against an athlete whose victories over sixteen years are as unbelievable as this result. There is only one solution. When Steve Redgrave is approaching the finishing line for his fifth consecutive gold medal at the Sydney Olympics we must ensure that Murray, Walker is commentating.
Yet this colossal achievement will still fail in the eyes of the British public. The reason? Tim Henman would have reached the quarter final at Wimbledon!
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